Do we assume that capitalism will ultimately come up with a solution, or is capitalism itself the problem?
The Coalition has begun to restore a modicum of rationality to the electricity market in Australia. There is more to do. They must assault the green mindset.
One would think that perhaps we would keep an open mind regarding alternatives; instead of buying the tired old argument that anything else must either lead to totalitarianism, or be incurably utopian.
So, how does the average Aussie punter work out what it is we are all supposed to be promoting and defending?
In other words, quality of life is a matter of how people feel about their lives as well as the material conditions in which they live. Perceptions matter to our wellbeing.
The tolerant brigades had disappeared, and the revolutionary pugilists, behind the comfort of a tweet, were coming out.
Politicians pretending to be compassionate when all they are doing is handing out other peopleís money are just thieves masquerading as angels.
Around the world, governments work from an operating manual drawn straight from Henry Ford's car factories of the 1920s.
'I, as Minister, must accept full responsibility for any mistakes and inefficiency of officials of my department, just as, when my officials bring off any success on my behalf, I take full credit for them.'
The expectation that the elected members of a party toe their party line is the complete antithesis of democracy.
Yes, Bill has a republic you just canít pass up, except you have no idea what it looks like, what itíll do and how itíll operate.
Reflections of a survivor of the 60s: how has Australia changed in this half century, and are we now a more ethical society?